Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 4/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (-105) Pittsburgh (-115)
The Washington Nationals (2-4) are headed to PNC Park on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates (1-3). The odds on this game have Washington at -105 while Pittsburgh is coming in at -115. The betting total comes in at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Joan Adon and JT Brubaker.
As a unit, the Washington Nationals are putting up 3.8 runs/g, which puts them at 18th in MLB. They are sitting with 23 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .276. The Nationals have tallied 6 doubles as a team and have smacked 6 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 22 runs batted in in addition to 44 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .222. Washington has a slugging % of .343 and have struck out 54 times, while drawing a walk on 13 occasions.
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Nationals pitchers have surrendered 6 home runs and also 37 total runs (30th in the league). They have walked 31 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.65 as a unit this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 1.68 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.79. The Nationals have an earned run average of 6.11 this year (29th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 52 hitters.
The Nationals have sent 25 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 18 runners for the season with 5.6% of them crossed home plate. They have earned 1 save on the year and have missed out on 0 of 1 save chances. The Nationals bullpen have a save rate of 100.0% and stepped onto the hill in 1 save situation. The relief pitchers have racked up 0 holds so far this season (30th in the league). Nationals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 9 times in addition to having 3 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Washington Nationals have a total of 159 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 51 assists and 2 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .991 which has them ranked 5th in pro baseball, and they have turned 4 double plays. The Nationals have converted 62.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 477 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 30th in pro baseball.
Adon (0-1 career record) has a FIP of 6.14 while he has gone up against 46 hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 10 hits (9.3 hits per nine innings) with 7 walks. His earned run average is 5.59 (6 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.759. Adon has taken the mound for 9 innings and has tallied 12 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Pirates hold a slugging % of .360 and they average 3.00 runs per game (24th in MLB). They have hit 8 doubles, while walking 9 times as well as scoring 12 runs. Pittsburgh has recorded 2 home runs for the season as well as 10 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 33 occasions (25th in the league) and have recorded 36 hits. The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned a team on-base percentage of .302 and a team batting average of .259 so far this year.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have surrendered 21 runs this season while having a team ERA of 5.56 (21 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 7 long balls and they allow 5.56 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB). The Pirates have a team WHIP of 1.412 with a FIP of 5.70 as a staff this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.73 (26 strikeouts vs 15 walks). They rank 8th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 33.
Pittsburgh relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 50.0% of 4 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 1 time in high leverage situations in addition to 3 occasions with runners on base. The Pirates have no holds or saves. They rank 29th in baseball holding a save percentage of 0.0%, and they have sent 15 bullpen pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Pittsburgh has yet to have a save opportunity.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 5 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (13th in professional baseball). The Pirates have accrued 37 assists, 2 errors and have earned 102 putouts so far this year. Out of their 306 innings on the field, the Pirates hold a defensive efficiency of 72.1% (15th in MLB).
In his pro baseball career, Brubaker has surrendered 175 hits while tallying 179 strikeouts in 174 innings pitched. Brubaker (6-17 mark in his career) holds a 5.36 ERA while surrendering 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has given up 104 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.334 and a FIP of 4.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.09 and he has faced 760 batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-115)
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